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REGISTER AND CIRCULAR
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MT. CARROLL, CARROLL CO., ILL,,
/or tfje ^mrs enbing Salq 2lsi 18$;
REPUBLICAN AND INTELLIGENCER PRINT,
BOAED OF TRUSTEES.
JOHN WILSON, Esq., President.
J. P. EMMERT, Esq., Secretary.
H. G. GRATTAN, Treasurer.
WM. T. MILLER, Esq.
*GARNER MOFFETT, Cherry GroTe.
JOHN A. CLARK, Esq., Freeport.
Rkt. W. W. HARSHA, Dixon.
BOAED OF INSTRUCTION
SARAH J. RANSOM,
FRANCES A. WOOD SHIMER, ) Principals . Mary C
CINDARELLA M. GREGORY, \ Miss Ai
And Tellers of Moral and Intellectual Science and Normal Claim. hm&
HENRY SHIMER, ^qj
Higher Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. ^'.^
Rbv. P. LAWRENCE, *£j
Ancient and Modern Languages. "1 j
# , Arminti
History, English Literature and Elocution, % J
AMANDA HURD> Helen (
Vocal and Instrumental Musk. feline
F. A. W. SHIMER, Angle I
Experimental Chemistry. Anna B
* Mary E
Ornamental Branches. J ^Mma '
' » Vl'nl.
V Vl °la S
KATE L. WALLS, Al)fla |
Assistant in Elementary English Branches, ^^ '
Assistant Pupil. \^J^
* Vacancies will be filled at the opening of next Una, Sept, 1819, w»i W j
«s»m#ice<* and compel* feaefcr*. Harriet
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CATALOGUE OF PtTPlLS.
Mary C. Anthony,
H. C. Applington,
E. A. Arnold,
Mary E. Allison,
Mary J. Adams,
Helen M. B elding,
Helen C. Bogue,
Angle M. Benton,
Nettie M. Burton,
Mary E. Beaver,
Emma C. Beaver,
Viola S. Blake,
Anna Mary Bigger,
Martha J. Bigger,
E. M. Blakeslee,
Harriet H. Baird,
E. F. Butterfield,
Caroline M. Butler,
Minerva J. Calkins,
Esther L. Calkins,
Fannie E. Cross,
Cedar P. O., Iowa.
Big Rock, Iowa,
L. Carr, . "
Samantha A. Cummmgs,
Susannah Colehower, -
L. E. Dunshee,
A. R. Downing,
Augusta J. Durkee, -
M. J. Drake,
M. E. Deeds,
Clara S. Ecker,
Mary A. Emmert,
Mary E. Flower,
Orpha D. Freeman, •
Emilie H. Gallup,
C. M. Gid dings,
Sarah A. Gregory,
Mary A. Grove,
Elizabeth P. Grove,
L. A. Gibbs,
C M. Grant,
M. C. Harris,
Mercy J. Hammond,
E. P. Holman,
Harriet L. House,
Geneva, N, Y.
Argo P. 0.
Jennie M. Happer,
Maggie A. Happer,
Rebecca T. Halderrnan, •
Mary E. Hollingsworth,
Mary I. Hostetter,
Virginia W. Hostetter,
Catharine V. Hollinger,
Mary A. Holmes,
Sarah J. Hobbs,
H. S. Harrison,
M. A. Hoffhine,
Julia A. Ingersol,
Clemie C. Ingersol,
Eliza M. Johnston,
Anna E. Jacobs,
Sabina A. Kridler,
Sallie M. Kiter,
Harriet A. Knox,
M. A. Knox,
Mary C. Ladd,
Sarah J. Lathrop,
A. E. Martindale,
Mary A. Mathews,
Sarah J. Moffett,
Maggie D. Moffett,
Maggie J. Moffett,
Isabell J. Moffett,
Rachel A. Montgomery,
Mary L. Mason,
Elizabeth J. McClosky,
Fulton City. '
Ballston Spa, !N» Y
Emma J. Moore,
Ella A. Mann,
E. C. Norris,
Mary J. Olney,
Martha M. Olney,
Lydia A. Pyle,
S. Jennie Kansom,
Anna Mary Kapp,
Mary A. Stemns,
Adaline C. Stearns,
Sarah A. Stevenson,
Maretta L. Simmons,
Harriet E. Simmons,
Cynthia A. Simmons,
S. # Shoemaker,
Nellie C. Swartwout,
»■ M. Scanlin,
Three Groves, Nek
Big Rock, Iowa.
Mt. Vernon, low*
Clara V. Shaw,
Eliza A. Shilling,
A. E. Shelley,
Susan S. Thomas,
Annie C. Turley,
Fannie O. Thompson,
Sophia A. W. Towne,
Electa A. Underwood,
Mary C. Wallace,
Mary E. Walker,
Helen M. Wilson,
Nancy E. Wilson,
Mary J. Wood,
Annie R, White,
Mary E. White,
M. K Widnev,
A. E. Widnev,
C. Wherritt, "
Scales' Mound, Wit.
Madison, N. Y.
Bath, New York.
CATALOGUE OF PUPILS
J. Taylor Allison, .
It. E. Adams,
Ephraim F. Brock,
J. H. Bowman,
Lawrence S. Beardsley,
Joel B. Bus well,
H. C. Black,
J as. Brotherton,
Win. H. Baird,
David B. Colehower'
Chas. W. Colehower,
Darwin G. Clock,'
Delos D. Denure?
G. H. Drake,
VVm. A. Dains,
^orman S. French,
Ed win Fuller/
W. II. Fender.
I) e Witt, Iowa.
High Forest, Minn.
Thomas W. Flower,
Owen Fargusson, .
Win. T. Frohock,
Roscoe R. Frohock, .
J. M. Forbes,
G. W. Forbes,
H. M. Giddings,
Jas. R. Glasgow,
John S. Grove,
J. F. Glass,
Louis D. Heminway,
A. W. Hostetter, .
Chas. L. Holbrook,
Andrew H. Hershey,
James G. Holman,
C. C. Hessler,
Charles H. Hawley,
A. G. Humphrey, .
G. W. Humphrey,
Wm. H. Halderman,
C. L. Hostetter,
Hiram F. Hollingsworth
Jas. H. Hollingsworth,
W. H. Jones,
Chas. E. Jones,
Phineas D. Kinyon,
Burton D. Kridler,
Wm. H. Kneisly,
Chas. J. Kite*,
Wm. B. Ladd,
Wm. P. Long,
Kennet Square, Pa-
Geo. R. Long,
J. Harvey Mitchell,
J. A. Murpliey,
Samuel It. Murray, .
Recce E. Moore,
Lewis W. Moore, .
Thomas H. Mc Crack en,
Henry B. McCracken,
L. E. Olney,
Edwin II. Pease,
Horace W. Peck,
Edwin II. Pease,
J Morris Rea^
B. Franklin Rapp, .
George W. Randall,
Charles San ford,
O. M. Simmons,
Big Rock, low
W. J. Slifer,
E. B. Smith,
Simon Stevenson, .
J. W. Seymour,
t , . Wm. S. Shirk,
Wm. A. Stewart, .
Sidney Thompson, .
Robert R. Townsend, .
E. Edwin Townsend,
G. L. Townsend,
James S. Tomkins, .
James VandergrifF, .
R. Porter Wales,
Leander F. Willey,
Daniel C. Wilson, .
Charles D. Wilson,
Henry W. Wales,
Charles J. Wells, .
Geo. 0. Winans,
/ Arthur S. Wood, .
J. A. Widney,
E. 0. White,
Marvin D. Wilson, .
Ezekiel B. Yost,
Ladies, • • *^
Total, v, ■-***
MT. CAEROLL SEMINARY.
COUBSE OF INSTRUCTION.
, , til. ^-, n . Written Arithmetic: United States History; Eng-
Intellectual Anthmetic; Written Autnme , Familiar Science
B* Grammar; f ^^ ffl ^Sffl^ W »SS^ Book Keeping, Single
ZE^^i**^ Reading and Elocution; Penmanship,
Elocution and Penmanship continued.
Ancient History; Physical Geography; Civil Government 01 ■ ^ c ^^
omy; Higher Algebra; Rhetoric; Chemistry; f^^^T ^
phy ; Botany ; Descriptive Astronomy ; Latin and Greek continued.
JUNIOR CLASS-FIRST YEAR-
History of Middle Ages ; trigonometry and Mensuration; * Land ^JTS g?.
Natural Theology; Geology and Mineralogy ; *Conic Sections or Analytical u
ometry ; Latin and Greek continued, and French or German commencea.
MIDDLE CLASS-SECOND YEAR.
Agricultural and Practical Chemistry ; *Statics and Dynamics ; * Di ^ ren "
tial and Integral Calculus; Evidences of Christianity ; English Literaim.
Butler's Analogy ; ^Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics, Pneumatics, Heat, we »
Latin, Greek, and French or German continued.
Philosophy; ^Practical Astronomy; Criticism; Intellectual plu Jj s ^
1 Logic ; Latin, Greek, and French* or German completed 5 Irene
English Composition and Elocution will be objects of primary attend
throughout the course.
Whatever may be the advancement of Pupils otherwise, they will bereq ul
. to devote the requisite time to reading, spelling and penmanship, if defi-
cient in these branches.
?ravV~ Statics and Dynamics, Jackson; Hydrostatics, Hydronamics, '&c.,
Tackson- United States History, Wilson's; English Grammar, Clark's; Com-
'nosition ' Quackenbos' ; Familiar Science, Peterson's ; Chemistry, Youman's
. 'n. '»i 4. . T?r./-vb- TTr>fnincr Fultnn and Eastman's : Orthnoranhv TRpurling
Woodbury's. (Text books in languages not given in lull, as some changes are
anticipated in this course.)
BOOKS, STATIONERY, &C.
Books Music, Stationery, &c, will be furnished by the Institution at the
lowest City prices. Much annoyance is sometimes occasioned to teachers and
nunils by a want of uniformity in the Editions of the same work ; by purekas-
ine their books here, this inconvenience will be avoided. Pupils are advised
to bring with them such text and reference books as they may have belonging
to the course thev propose to pursue. Books, Stationery, &c, are cash £1*1-
des, and it in any case, credit is given, an additional per cent, will be charg-
ed to such as are thus accommodated. It is hoped none will ask it.
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION.
This embraces three years in the Academic and three years in the Collegiate;
entire course occupying six years. >, a t n A;«* in nlace of
The studies marked with a Star are optional with the Lad.es in place o
which may be substituted Music and Ornamental branches. The Greek and
Modern Languages are optional with both Ladies and GenUemen. .
Two grade! of Diplomas will be awarded. To pup, Is completing Ae Acadtm
ic course, will be awarded the B. (or Academic) Diploma, and those complt
ing the entire course, the A. (or Collegiate) Diploma.
As no prescribed course of study has been adhered to in the past, those pu
pils who have been several Terms in attendance, wdl be pe rmittedL £ £ke »ucU
studies as they have omitted in this regular course, not ^™*^J£
order of newly formed classes, and graduate as soon as such studies are
'trthe benefit of young gentlemen who wish "VW™**^ 9 ^^-
standing in College a special course will be arranged, m which wl 11 be om
ted such branched as belong in the Senior year of he Cla, steal oi bcien me
course of College, substituting the Languages and th ^.^ n o ^ 0t *"
matics and Philosophv, &c, required preparatory to enteimg college.
1 Provision is made for pupils not prepared to enter upon a course of stndy
^Tho^e whose attainments admit of it, may enter an advanced class, and grad-
uate assoon as they can pass examination on the required studies.
Those wishing to spend only a single Session, can pursue their studies witk
such classes aslhey are prepared to enter.
The Academical year commences with the Tall Term at which time the
classes will be formed. ,
Pupils will be admitted at any time during the year, it prepared to enter |
existing classes, and for any length of time, though it is desirable that they
remahAt least one Term . , . . .
Candidates for the Academic or Collegiate Course, will be admitted to that
standing for which they shall be found qualified upon examination.
Applications for admission may be made to the Principals. # The name, age,
attainments, probable time of remaining in the Institution, with testimonial
of good moral character, should be given in the application.
No deduction will be made in the bills for delay in entering on the duties of
a Session, except iu the case of those students who enter for the first time ; to
such, their bill will be made from the time they enter to the close of the ses-
sion. No deduction will be made to any student who shall leave the Institu-
tion before the close of the term unless notice be given, of such intention, oa
entering, or in case of protracted illness or other inevitable Providences. If,
from obvious providential reasons, it may be necessary for any pupil to leave
before the close of term, the request for leaving must be addressed directly t»
the Principals from parents or guardians. A request of this kind coming
first to a pupil, will not be deemed sufficient to justify a permission to leant
MOUNT CARROLL SEMINARY.
This Institution was incorporated by Ico-isIatiVn o~ *
In May 1853 it was first opened for the Mention of ?? \; »•> l85 ^
(now Mrs. F. A. W. Shimer) and :Kiss Ci'ndKa M cT 5 ^ F * A " Wood
Principals, under whose charge the Institution has' o^°J J b ? in S appointed
time. t-onunuea to the present
The first term opened with eleven nunik imi „i™~ i -., „
time the number/in attendance, ^^X^tort*- T^ • inCe that
been constantly increasing till it has attained a SoS t^lt -'VV 00 ' have
ond to no similar one in the West. position truly enviable and sec-
LOCATION AND ACCESS.
The location of the Institution, in the vicinitv of Mr r^^n n „ ^
ty Illinois, is one of the most desirable in the West LSjS ' aiTo11 Coun '
it tealthfidness. During the six vears the srhnnl i ' J 8 ** 01 * 11 * on account of
among the man V hundreds assembled here but on! tMT "? ° P ° ration ' and
stitutfon, and that not from Z™lo£^to^ r* ""*?? fa tbe Ih "
ing and contracted previous to ^mfn. W tnoTthJ^ f ° ng ^
ia 1854 sickness has been ahnost unknown ISSUES? "^ 0CCUm5d
Another peculiar advantage of the location i«*w«++i,
dent can enjoy all the eonYe^J?rt££Z£ «d ^a^hTA ^
morality of the country. ° e ' ana tne <&*** heaItb - and
^mTl^ZT VfJT e r n f s f - acccss - Jt can hard, - v be sur P a9sed
SavSL W.JT J w? direct and daily communication bv stage with
hava nn a, West on the Mississippi, and with Freeport, East Also ram-
SSTSiS 2* Gal ^ a ' H «* and Polo^nd Morri^'SoSh,
-inportant points upon the leading railroads in the State.
S, °/ five + acre s of land, which are laid out into gardens, walks, tnd'play
vllTtt p - aS • ? e T e Space for health - v recreation. During the past five
mpntnif """Pi 3 have P lanted some eight hundred fruit, shade and orna-
andTf .5 S Shrubs ' which aIread y &' ive ^ the grounds a highly pleasing
and im II a PP earanc c The work of improvement is still being prsecuted
Drnnmll- r, P ermitt ed to cease 'till landscape art shall have contributed
p "portionaliy^as much as nature has so lavishly bestowed.
Dartt 6 °! i ? naI buildin g> a substantial brick edifice, embraced boarding de-
unde ih the Ladies ' and School Rooms for both Ladies and Gentlemen
soon i Same r00 ^' ^ be ^ ncreas i n g demand for boarding accommodations,
n rendered this building inadequate to the wants of the school. During
jcar 1857 the Principals ercrted a commodious addiijon to the Boardings
. • .•„„ th* difficulty hitherto experienced in supplying tie de-
™natrVoS?fac'o\nnodntions for the Indies nnd gentlemen at the Semi-
NOKMAL OR TEACHKB'S DEPARTMENT.
i ■ 4-u* A^nrlomic Course, constitute the Teacher's
The English ^^"^^f^^lfaA and Drawing are recom-
Course. The Languages are optional. Teacher , g ^^^^
tended as accomphshmentswheh add very ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^
-Page's Theory and Practice M nW . m » teachi &nd
Upwards of sixty pupils ot tins ^^idence of "the estimation irTwhich
nearly all with excellent success. As an ^ & l m „ w
hthesHxp/etation, W^J^*^^ business, and who, if
There are many who would gladly ma fee teaco _ » ab]e
properly prepared, would be °™ me ™ ?**$„&* encouragement of such
to defray the expense of such P^paration Fo ^the ^» *^ the Princi .
and for the purpose of elevating the standard of bomrno , ,
pals make a proposition, which is a modification ot on ™ n * five b
Led for the past five years, and which has opened to ™^*J^£J.
ladies and gentlemen of superior minds the ^^J^T^^t P w hich
cal education, and a preparation for an extended sphere o ^ e ^ g .
they could not have otherwise enjoyed. The P'X^ofession^nd have not
To those who are desirous of making teaching their P r ^? n 'X^; , iaWc
the means to obtain an education, who possess good "^^"^J ope n
character, so recommended to us by persons of ^.^g^S^Taf
an account, giving credit on bills for board and tuition »JJW*£J biUs t0
the first two years of the Academic Course. The payment of *hejL ^
be secured by a promissory note, signed by the pupil, j * * a g' quart erly
parent or guardian and a reliable endorser. Said note to be gi\ en i
in advance ; time, one to two vears— one year without interest.
Washing, fuel, books and lights for private rooms, t if purcnabeu
tution must be as cash articles and paid for at the time. > respects
To those who have not friends to endorse their notes, but in otn ^ ^i q _
come equally recommended as the above, we will give Ue , P 1 '!^ n titut i n for
ing an average time'of three hours per day in manual labor in tne 1 iv tf m
which an allowance will lie made, reducing the expense ot boan a, ^
to $1,50 per week oh which bill for one year, credit will be given tin
may be earned by teaching.
/ LIBRARY AND APPARATUS.
The Library is not large, yet it contains many valuable, scientific ^ n ^ iUar y
laneous works. Additions will constantly be made to this linpoj * ta ^ rashburn e,
to the student. Our acknowledgements are due to Hon. L. . -t>- ,. n0 f pub-
lion. S. A. Cox and Hon. J. Holt for the liberal and repeated donate ^^
lie Documents. The continued remembrance of generous friends
solicited. Donations may be addressed to Mt. Carroll Seminary. R om.
In connection with the Library we purpose establishing a Kea ^ m umty>
Any aid in this undertaking from the Editorial and Publishing .i^v
by tht donation of Periodicals, Journals, &c, will be gratefmy recevw
1 inter 1 '
Qte!)ige at ;,
t who are at,
ng a good pir-
If these IH
other H9 j
ilege of s
id and »i '
3C anu <
We have a good Chemical Apparatus. A
tophical Apparatus. Chemical, Elocutional
provided. Additions will be made as the w
A commencement made for a rhilo
ary and Anatomical Charts arc
wants of the school demand
A daily record is "made of the attendance, conduct and recitations of
each pupil, each teacher keeping a separate account of every class recitine to
him or her. These are handed to the Principals weekly, by whom a
summary of these class reports is recorded in a permanent book by which
the standing of a pupil at any time can be exactly determined. The book is
open to the examination of parents, and if the pupils are not studious or their
conduct objectionable, it will be seen. Parents who do not have an opportu
nity to satisfy themselves with regard to their sons and daughters by visiting
the Institution, can have a report filled out and sent them by mail quarterly or
monthly or as often as they may request of the Principals.
Our aim is to employ "first class" teachers in every department. If on
any occasion we are disappointed in our selection, no denominational or par-
ty influence is allowed to be brought to bear to continue the incumbent in the
position, but as early a change is made as is possibly consistent with justice to
the imsuccesful candidate. We are aware, that a course of this, kind is liable
to engender an unkindly feeling towards us on the part of interested or partial
friends of such teachers, but our duty to pupils, entrusted to our charge, and
their highest interests, cannot and will not be sacrificed by the renterdion, in any
department^ of an inefficient teacher.
PRIM Alt Y DEPARTMENT.
Pupils not sufficiently advanced to enter upon a course of study can be
commodated in this department, in which they can commence with the
rudiments of the English language and continue until prepared to enter upon
the Academic Course.
<*^- ■ —
Care will be taken that the discipline be kind and affectionate, but decisive,
with a special regard to justice, and every inducement held out to prompt the
pupils to practice self-government, and act from moral principle rather than
from fear or selfishness. To comfort, health, manners and morals, of all at-
tending the Institute will be watched with parental solicitude and all possible
care for physical and moral security will be constantly exerted.
s is earner-
11 is intended that the board shall be decidedly superior to that offered in
otn er boarding schools, thus removing the reproach too often, and in many
C;l3 es too justly, connected with them. ""
« p Principals, who have charge of the boarding department also, together
™ e Z V eacher , sit at the same table with the pupils. Every p r0 p er means
- htu cure to all, that cordial home feeling which M so desirable
w ,ll be used to ^ improvement of time.
^3!i ^wishTo spend the Vacation at the Seminary, will receive the
,ie care and attention as during Schoo session. Pupils wishing to eeono-
Sin 'heir expenses, can rent rooms in the vicinity of the Seminary aild
b Tl^t e d^n e ts V from abroad are required to board in the Seminary unless spe-
cial ar angements are made with the Principals of the Institution. This re-
omsition is made for the reason, that if pupils are not subject to the restrain-
SS influence of teachers out of school hours, many may form habits of seek-
ing society and amusements which may be highly pernicious and seriously em-
barrass school duties.
It is not a eule or law, that every pupil shall attend church twice on the
Sabbath, yet it is the request of the Principals, that they should do so and
also attend Sabbath School or Bible Class, and very seldom is a pupil found
to pursue a course contrary to the known wish of a respected teacher. Bar-
ents are requested to name their choice of a place of worship ; religious prei-
erence is held inviolable. Those truths which should ever govern the moral be-
ing, will be faithfully inculcated without any sectarian prejudice or bias. M>
YISITINCx OR RECEIVING VISITS ON THE SABBATH, WILL BE TOLERATED, EXCEPT L\ CA-
SES OF NECESSITY.
An extensive trifling correspondence, is highly pernicioug to pupils, "».
should not be allowed. It is hoped parents will communicate their v
should not be allowed. It is hoped parents will communicate their wiwiw
this matter, to the Principals. Should pupils, in their correspondence wu
parents, express dissatisfaction or complain of the rules o.f School or anjt o
pertaining thereto, the Principals "earnestly urge the propriety and justic ^
parents informing them without delay, in order that the wrong, it tner
any, may be searched out and removed." There is no need of anonymous c
munications or individual deputies being employed to adjust little misu ^
standings, but a prompt, frank address to the Principals from the perbo ^
persons immediately concerned, will receive that attention the lmporwn
the case may demand.
It if, as ever, the purpose of the Principals to make this Department to ran^
first mthe country. It is now in charge of an accomplished laay.
thorough knowledge of music, happy faculty of imparting instruction, au_
experience in teaching, combine to render her eminently successful in a
pushing the object. Superior facilities are furnished to tho*? who are v
pamg to teach musie.
'8 of seek,
I do so, and
or bias, Si
to pup^s, ari
their wishes '-
,ng, « there ^
ructi° n l #
The annual Examination, takes place at the close of the Winter Session
from which no pupil will be excused except on account of sieknes '
Absence from any other cause will injure materially the Standing of the nu-
v \\ Parents and Guardians are earnestly solicited to attend.
There is a flourishing Literary Society connected with the Institution, and
others will be formed as circumstances favor.
There is also a Society called the "Students Reunion," recently organized
the meetings of which are to be held annually at the Baptist Church. All
who have ever been members of the Institution are invited to participate in
the exercises, which consist of Addresses, Essays, Poems and Music, prepared
for the occasion by the members, closing with a social party at the Seminary,
'Hie day appointed is the fourth Friday of December each year.
Punctuality. — A high standard of punctuality is required in every depart-
ment of duty ; without it, character for study and scholarship cannot be main-
A pupil cannot lose a single study hour with impunity, hence it will not be
allowed save in cases of absolute necessity.
Furnishing of Rooms, &c. — The rooms for the ladies are furnished, each with
a bedstead, mattress and bedding, table, chairs, wash-stand, ewer pitcher, mirror
and stove, the floor covered with carpet or oilcloth, Each room has a closet
for the pupils wardrobe. The rooms for gentlemen are furnished the same, ex-
cepting the carpet — this, they furnish themselves.
Pupils furnish their own towels and napkins, and one broom to each room.
Examining Committee.— A Committee of competent persons, not less than
five, will be appointed to attend the Examination Exercises and report its
Lights.— Students are not allowed to use camphene or any explosive burn-
ing fluid. Candles can be had in the Institution as a cash article.
. Mode op Stody.— The boarding pupils study in their own rooms and thus
enjoy advantages for investigation and thought which a public school-room
''Pocket UomYS-PupUs need but very little if anypoeMmmey. ijP*«**
desire that articles of clothing should be procured, funds for <haT purpo m: n ay
be deposited with the Principals, as also all spending money ior the use
Damages.-AH injury done to the Seminary room or buildi ings or 1 property
ejected with the same, shall be repaired at the expel ^ of the sU c % nt c md
^tingit. If the particular author is not known the «W"J£ 1
foiled among the whole number of students m any way implicated.
It is desirable that students remember overshoes in their outfit.
Young ladies are requested not to bring jewelry or expensive apparel.
The practice too common among young ladies, of exchanging, borrowin
and loaning articles of apparel, ornaments, &c, wUl not be tolerated.
Every article of apparel must be distinctly and durably marked with the
owners name in full.
No pupil shall visit the domestic departments, without permission from the
TERMS AND VACATIONS.
The year is divided into three Terms ;
Vacation op one week
(Commencing September 5th, 1859,
\ ending December 23d, 1859.
^Commencing January 2nd, I860,
( ending April 13th, 1860.
Vacation of one week.
(Commencing April 23d, 1860,
y ending July 24th, 1860.
Vacation to Septembk 6tii, 186Q.
first Tear, j
Third " '
i on thi
l air Flower
or sted Fit
, .** c °st.
Tuition per Quarter of Eleven Weeks.
Beading, Spelling, Writing, Primary Geography and Arithmetic
First Year, per quarter of eleven Aveeks,
Hocoiid " " " "
Third " " " " "
Junior Class, per quarter,
Middle " " "
Senior " " "
Incidental expenses, "
Music on the Piano, per quarter,
Melodeon " r
Vocal " ..----
Use of Piano, &c., "
Oil Painting with use of Pattern, per quarter, -
Mezzotint Crayon, " " " -
Monochromatic and Drawing, each " -
wax Flowers and Fruit. " -
Hair Flowers, " -
Worsted Flowers and Ornamental Needlework, each, per quarter,
Map Drawing, per quarter,
Latin, « *
Greek, " ------
rench and German, each, per quarter,
«oard, per week - ' '
'"el at cost, •
hashing, per dozen, "
SUMMARY OF EXPENSES.
n o, (1 Tod-in- Room Rent, and Room furnished Fuel except for pri-
Board, Lo / ^ 1 "° Tn " identalg and Tuition in the Academical Course, aver-
^ffi$^£<^«^^ - - - e2 '- 30
rv ««™la attending bv the year a discount of ten per cent is made on the
ablve^edLiug the expense to $25,00 per Quarter, or $100 per year of forty-
To the daughters of Clergymen, who arc engaged in the Ministerial work,
i rim? for 1 term o' not less than one year, Tuition, m the Course of Study
• , W he Academic, Normal and Collegiate Departments, and Board,
SriBoom Rent, and Room Furnished, Fuel, except for private Rooms
and Incidentals; will be furnished for §75,00 per year of 44 weeks.
To the sons of Clergymen, who are engaged in the Ministerial work, &c,
&c, as above specified; the same privileges will be furnished tor $85 per year
of 44 weeks.
Prntnrafl —All Bills must be paid Quarterly in advance or satisfactorily S6r
W™herwise interest will be charged till paid All Bills must be settled
Sore the name of a pupil is again registered. No deduction will be made
for ab^nce from school or family during each session, except m case of sick-
ness and that for longer than two weeks ; and no one is expected to leave the
Institution on account of ill health, but by the advice of a Physician;
All communications may be addressed to the Principals,
F. A. W. SHIMER & GREGORY.
[Extract from Report of Examining Committee of April UthandUth, 1859.]
There are some marked peculiarities as to the mode of instruction adopted
at this Institution, as shown by this examination, about which the undersign-
ed desire to say a few words. The committee call them peculiarities, because
in all the schools which the committee now have, or ever had any knowledge,
they form the exception, and not the rule. The pupils are here taught self-
reliance, in the broadest sense of the term. The teacher suggests a topic, and
the pupil rises to his feet and enters upon a full discussion of that topic in all
its bearings. He defines it, he explains it, he shows its advantages or disad-
vantages, and, if susceptible of proof, he proves it to a mathematical certain-
ty. There is more in this mode of instruction than one, at first, might sup-
pose. It relieves the teacher of a vast amount of hard mental and physical
labor. It teaches the pupil the art of expressing his ideas in the clearest
manner, and in the best of language. It teaches him to reason, to compare ;
in short, to think. It makes him ready in conversation and in debate — two
important acquisitions for an American youth. Another of these peculiarities
is thoroughness. Superficiality has not the ghost of a chance here. The pupils
all know* the why and wherefore of every proposition introduced to them, be-
fore they are allowed to go beyond it. Then, again, the high moral tone which
pervades the very atmosphere' of the school-room, speaks volumes for this In-
stitution. Nothing vulgar or improper in word, look, gesture, or habit, can be
Lastlv, the spirit and energy of the students is a marvel. A question is put
or a topic suggested, and some one of a large class is expected to stand and
respond. No one knows who is to be called upon ; but every eye and tar is
alert. A name is then announced, and almost simultaneously with the an-
nouncement, the student named bounds to his feet, and, with a smile on MS,
countenance, and animation pervading his entire frame, he drives vigorously
at the root of the matter. Anything which the student can torture into a
failure, or partial failure— and there were few such at this examination-over-
whelms him with mortification, , xl . v „„ TnatU
Tha citizens of Northwestern Illinois ought to be proud that such an lnstr
tution exists in their midst. A majority of the best public school eacbe ism
this county, received their instruction at this Seminary, so tha -it. inn
extends to hundreds who were never within its walls, a ™ *^f ™_' t wh ich
acknowledged, for years after it may have ceased to exist-an e^ cut vUiitn
tue undereigned sincerely hope may long be de j a ^ H oSTETTER,
C. B. SMITH, ' .-,' ^r » r'T. 1
M. L. HOOKER, * &tt <?<W
A HOSTETTER, J ^TTTSOK
V. ARMOUR, J - V - ALLI&lLV
[From the Freeport Journal']
Mr. Carroll Seminary. — We have, on former occasions, commended tins
■ Seminary to the good will and patronage of our readers, and we take this oc-
casion to repeat our expressions of confidence in the thorough management of
its Principals, and the practical sort of teaching they do there. We do not
speak from mere hearsay, but from personal observation, having enjoyed good
opportunities of witnessing the progress of pupils, and of forming an accurate
opinion of the merits of the Seminary. We most cordially recommend it as
one of the best schools in the West, and as deserving the extensive patronage
it has gained. The charges for board, in the Institution, are remarkably low —
lower than at any Instution of the kind with which we are acquainted — and
the price of Tuition, &c, is reasonable. We understand that the Principals
have lately been increasing their accommodations for boarding pupils, by fin-
ishing off' the upper story of a new building they are erecting, for that pur-
pose. They can now board some 50 more than formerly, so that it affords a
fine, opportunity for such as have been prevented from attending heretofore,
to secure good rooms, if application is made early.
[From the Carroll County Republican.]
Our Seminary. — The editor of the Freeport Journal attended a portion of
the Seminary examination last week, and favored us with a very able address,
at the exhibition on Friday evening. On his return home, he gave, in the
Journal, a very flattering, though well deserved notice of the Institution. In
relation to the examination, he says:— -
"We did not hear a class that did not give clear evidence of thorough and
faithful instruction, and which only served to confirm our previous ideas of
the excellence of this Seminary."
He gives not only his own opinion, but that of all who have visited the In-
stitution, in the following :
"We have always ranked it as among the very best in the country, and
have frequently Fecommended it to our friends as pre-eminently worthy of
patronage, and we are now better prepared than ever to renew our recommen-
dation. It is one of the best conducted Seminaries of which we have any
knowledge, for either young ladies or young gentlemen, and the terms, pecu-
niarily, are reasonable and just — much more so than at such Institutions gen-
[From N. W. Edwards, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.]
The following is an extract from a letter written by N. W. EmvARns, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction, after his return from a visit to this
school, in October, 1854: —
U I concur in the opinion expressed by the Trustees of the Mt. Carroll Semi-
nary, that the location of this Institution is one of the most desirable in the
West. The location of the building is on an eminence overlooking the vil-
e, and one of the most beautiful prairies of the West, on the one side, and
1 finest scenery on the other. The arrangement of the rooms, furniture,
and apparatus, will compare with any other Institution in the West. Their
system of instruction is such as will train the mind to process of thought and
investigation. The teachers are well qualified to take charge of a Seminary
of the highest grade, having received a finished education in the State Normal
School of New York, where they have been thoroughly educated and drilled
in the art and practice of teaching. Their experience and success have since
earned for them a deservedly high reputation. * * * * *
I saw enough, during my short visit to the Institution, to satisfy me that your
citizens have been fortunate in securing one of the best Institutions of learn-
'n the country, I know of no place I could recommend more highly.
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